As a underwater photographer I had my first article published in Vanity Fair today. Thank you for that publicity since that is the only marketing I get except my web and Facebook.

The photos are from the Manta Underwater Room located outside the Manta Resort on Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa.

This is one of my dream gigs as a travel photographer where I get to use all my skills as a photographer and videographer on land, in the air with my remote controlled flying camera (aka drone or uas) and as a underwater photographer.


Ps. For more images see travel photographer & resort-photographer on Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa.

What is travel photography?

Travel photography is a subcategory of photography involving the documentation of an area’s landscape, people, cultures, customs and history. The Photographic Society of America defines a travel photo as an image that expresses the feeling of a time and place, portrays a land, its people, or a culture in its natural state, and has no geographical limitations. Travel photography can either be created by professionals or amateurs. Examples of professional travel photography can be found in the National Geographic magazine. Amateur travel photography is often shared online through photo sharing websites like Flickr or niche travel photography websites such as TrekEarth. Travel photography, unlike other genres like fashion, product, or food photography, is still an underestimated and relatively less monetized genre, though the challenges faced by travel photographers are lot greater than some of the genres where the light and other shooting conditions may be controllable. This genre of photography entails shooting a wide variety of subjects under varied available conditions, e.g. low light photography indoors, available ambient light photography for exteriors of buildings and monuments, shooting on the streets where sometimes conditions may be hostile, capturing moments which rarely recur, capturing the magic of light while shooting landscapes, etc. (source Wikipedia)

My gear for this gig